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        MOTHER GOOSE'S FAIRY TALES; or Histories of Past times: with morals. Written in French, by Monsieur Perrault. Translated by R[obert] Samber.

      xii, 13-156 pages [the last 5 being a book-list]. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 19 woodcuts within the text. Recently re-bound in 18th Dutch floral paper-covered boards. 103 x 66 mm. Lacks three leaves; pages 15/16, 127/128, 145/146. Inscribed n both endpapers: 'James Rontos his book 1798.' A very good copy of an extremely rare book. We have been unable to trace another copy of this particular edition. Samber's translation of Perrault's Histoires ou Contes du temps passé was first published in 1729.

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        AUTHENTIC COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE OF CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY, JOHN MARSHALL, AND ELBRIDGE GERRY, ESQRS. ENVOYS EXTRAORDINARY AND MINISTERS PLENIPOTENTIARY TO THE REPUBLIC OF FRANCE; AS PRESENTED TO BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS, APRIL 3, 1798

      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1798. 78pp. 19th-century three-quarter sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt. Clean internally. Good. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise. First English edition of these controversial diplomatic exchanges, which first appeared in President John Adams' MESSAGE... of April 3, 1798 in Philadelphia. The incident known as the XYZ Affair had its origins in a French attempt to coerce a bribe from American envoys in order to engage in negotiations to improve relations between the two countries. The incident only served to sour Franco-American relations, leading to the so-called "Quasi War." These French machinations were of great interest to the English, who had been at war with France for several years, hence the present publication. Included here are the instructions to the American ministers, and a series of letters detailing the French demands or bribes. Not in Howes. SABIN 2446.

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        Charts and Plates to La Pérouse's Voyage

      G.G. and J. Robinson, [London] 1798 - 1 November 1798 [1799]. Folio, with engraved title leaf, 40 engraved plates and 29 engraved maps (20 folding). The very large folding 'Map of the World, or General Chart of the Known Parts of the Globe, illustrating the Voyage of La Pérouse in 1785, 1786, 1787 & 1788' is hand-coloured in outline. Modern half calf and cloth, with a contrasting title label on the spine, all edges with early marbling; boards a little bowed; two short tears expertly sealed; a few maps slightly unevenly folded, and a few very slightly cropped at the leading edge; occasional light foxing and offsetting; a few blank margins lightly stained from the marbled edges; overall in excellent condition. With the Ingleton bookplate and the Ingleton Collection catalogue stamp and number (6625). 'La Pérouse's expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America' (Hill). This is the scarce atlas published to accompany the preferred English edition (Robinson, 1799) of the official account of the voyage. Ferguson 288 (part); Hill 975 (part); Forbes 311. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Buonaparte`s Feldzüge in Italien. Aus dem Französischen des Bu¨rgers P** [d.i. Pommereul, François René Jean de] General-Officers der französischen Armee [von Julius FREY].

      Leipzig, Karl Willhelm Küchler 1798. 8°. Gest. Titel m. Vignette, IV, 458 S. Mit Front. (Reiterbild Napoleons gest. v. [Johann August] Roßmäßler nach Carle Vernet), 1 Tafel (Portr. v. [Andre] Massena gest. v. W. Böhm) u. 1 mehrf. gef. Karte (gest. Endner) in Kupferstich. Halblederbd. d. Zeit auf 4 falschen Bünden m. Titel (auf mont. Papierschild) sowie kl. Fileten in Goldpräg. auf Rücken, Deckelbezügen aus Kleisterpapier und umseitigem Rotschnitt. Einband an den Kanten z. Tl. berieben, Namenszug v. alter Hd. auf Titel, im Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. tlw. wasserrandig. \"Fromm II, 4420; Kircheisen I, 2904. Zweite deutsche Übersetzung nach der 1797 erschienenen, französischen Originalausgabe `Campagne du General Buonaparte en Italie, pendant les annees IVe et Ve de la Republique francaise`. Bericht über Napoleons Feldzug in Italien (1796/1797) verfasst durch den französischen General u. Historiker Francois Rene Jean de Pommereul (1745-1823).\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geschichte, Frankreich, Italien, Napoleon, Kriegskunde, Koalitionskrieg

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        Observations sur l'expédition du Général Buonaparte dans le Levant

      Paris: Bureau de la Librairie. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1798. First Edition Thus. 1. Leather. Publisher's full calf, gilt-ruled spine in six compartments, with gilt title on black label, marbled endpapers. An septieme (Year Seven, 1798). In French. This is the first translation into French of Eyles Irwin's "An Enquiry into the Feasibility of the Supposed Expedition of Buonaparte to the East," published in 1798. Translated from the English by "Andre." . Expertly refurbished, some pencil notations on blank verso of final page of text, none affecting text, some minor foxing. No maps. VERY GOOD.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 205 pp .

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794

      Chez Buisson 1798 - - Chez Buisson, A Paris 1798 - 1799, In-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) viij, 515pp. et (4) 412pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 326pp. et (4) ij, 402pp. ; (2) 30Pl., 5 volumes reliés. - Edition originale des 4 premiers volumes parus en 1798, et du 5e volume de 1799 en supplément contenant un précis de l'histoire de la Chine et le voyage en chine et en Tartarie de Huttner, ainsi que de l'atlas de 32 planches (moeurs chinoises, pieds des femmes chinoises, costumes, architecture.) et qui paraît également pour la première fois dans la seconde édition. Les 4 premiers volumes contiennent 4 frontispices et 3 grandes cartes dépliantes en fin du tome 4 (excellentes cartes du voyage, de la Chine.). Nombreux tableaux en fin du volume 4, sur le commerce, la monnaie. 39 planches dont 4 frontispices, 4 cartes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 2 types de fers caissonnés et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes de tête des tome I et 4 arrachées. Une partie de la coiffe de tête du tome 2 arrachée. Coiffes de queue des tomes 1 et 2 élimées. Mors supérieur du tome 1 fendu. 2 trous de vers le long du mors inférieur du tome 5. Les 4 premiers volumes frottés. Mors supérieur du tome 4 ouvert en queue. Epidermures sur le dos du tome 2. Le tome 5, bien que très proche des 4 premiers est très sensiblement différent (typographie différente pour la pièce de titre, fers semblables), et ne semble pas avoir connu le même relieur, mais un meilleur relieur. Les planches 33 et 34 ont été reliés dans le texte du volume 5. Ex libris gravé aux armes : Bibliothèque du château de Menneval. Ce voyage fut assemblé d'après les papiers de Lord Macartney ainsi que des commandants et des ambassadeurs du voyage par le secrétaire de Macartney, sir George Staunton. Macartney fut envoyé en Chine sur ordre du roi george III en ambassade extraordinaire pour la première fois dans le but d'établir des relations commerciales, de rencontrer les élites chinoises et de rapporter de son voyage toutes les observations possibles. Il embarqua à Portsmouth avec trois navires, Le lion, l'Indostan et le Chacal. Macartney traversa en grande partie le pays en s'arrêtant à Tianjin et Pekin. Cependant, en raison de coutumes différentes, l'ambassade fut un échec complet. Pour les Chinois, les relations dipomatiques ne pouvaient se faire sur un pied d'égalité, les ambassadeurs devaients se prosterner devant l'empereur et lui prêter allégeance, ce que Macartney refusa, celui-ci ne pouvant accepter une quelconque subordination du roi d'Angleterre à l'empereur de Chine. Le rejet catégorique chinois des relations commerciales entraînèrent les prémices de ce qui constituera les guerres de l'opium et la chute de l'empire chinois. L'ouvrage demeure une des meilleures descriptions des contrées traversées par Macartney, offrant des informations précises sur les sciences, l'histoire naturelle, l'aristocratie. et sera eminemment utile aux suiveurs de Macartney. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition of the first 4 volumes published in 1798, and the fifth volume in supplement containing a precise account of the history of China and the trip to China and Tartary of Huttner, as well as of the 32-sheet atlas, which also appears for the first time. (4) viij, 515pp. et (4) 412pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 326pp. et (4) ij, 402pp. ; (2) 30Pl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An account of travels into the interior of Southern Africa, in the years 1797 and 1798.

      2 Bände. Mit 8 colorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln sowie 9 (davon 3 color.) gefalteten gestochenen Karten. Complete Set. - Barrow gibt eine ausgezeichnete Beschreibung von Fauna, Flora, Geologie, Mineralogie, etc. Er "gab als erster eine vollständige Beschreibung der Kap-Kolonie, deren Umfang man auch durch ihn erst kennenlernte. Die Vollendung der nördlichen Grenzlinie war eine der Hauptaufgaben seiner Reisen gewesen. Seine auf eigenen Beobachtungen fußende Karte leitete eine Wende in der karthographischen Darstellung Süd-Afrikas ein... Sie war die erste gedruckte Karte, die das zentrale Kapland in den Grundzügen richtig wiedergab" (Henze I, 173. - 010

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        NEUESTE UND VOLLSTÄNDIGSTE POSTKARTE VON GANZ DEUTSCHLAND NIEDERLANDEN SCHWEIZ POHLEN UNGARN UND DEN ANGRÄNZENDEN THEILEN UND DEN FRANCHREICHS U. ITALIEN.

      Artaria et Compl, 1798. (Codice AN/2533) Grande carta incisa in rame e acquerellata, montata su tela, cm. 101x21,5, ripiegata in 24 parti. Incisore: Franz Müller. Titolo calligrafico su "drappo" panneggiato, legenda, cornice colorata. Minime tr.d'uso, qualche piccola macchia che non lede il testo. Bella, interessante e decorativa. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Archiv merkwürdiger Actenstücke, sonderbarer Rechtshändel, seltner Rechtsfragen und nicht alltäglicher Anecdoten. 2 in 1 Band.

      Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1797-, 1798. - 8°, circa 20,5 x 11,8 cm. 4 Bll., 206 SS., 2 Bll.; VIII SS., 1 Bl., 277 SS. Pappe d. Zt. Hamberger-M. XV,549; Hayn-G. I,108 (datiert fälschlich 1799). Erste Ausgabe beider Bände dieser kuriosen Sammlung von Rechts- und Kirminalfällen. Dabei: Ueber die Zuläßigkeit der Ehe eines Eunuchus - Eine Stiefmutter bringt aus Geiz vier Stiefkinder mit Gift ums Leben - Unschuld einer Mutter, welche unnatürlichen Beyschlafs mit ihrem leiblichen Sohne angeklagt worden - Wegelagerung und Mißhandlung an einem in seinem Berufe reisenden Gerichtsverwalter - Sonderbare Art eines Selbstmordes - Ein in Spiritus aufbewahrtes unzeitiges Kind veranlaßt nach langen Jahren eine Untersuchung der ihm wiederfahrnen Ermordung halber - Vielmännerey aus Unwissenheit - Der Verbecher aus Sinnlichkeit - Sinnreiche Vertheidigung eines sodomitischen Verbrechens - Die Passauer Kunst, oder das Festemachen etc. "- Kaum gebräunt, nur vereinzelt minimal fleckig, meist sauber, Rücken mit kleinem Etikett. Schönes Exemplar - komplett mit beiden Bänden selten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Chinesische Mauer ('Die große und bewunderns würdige Grenz Mauer im asiatischen Kaiserthum hina erbauet 200. Jahr vor Christi Geburth.').

      - Kupferstich b. Johann Gottfried Baumann, 1798, 18 x 26,5 Sehr selten! - Unter der Ansicht Porträt von Johann dem Standhaften, Kurfürst zu Sachsen. Rare view from the Great Wall of China.

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        Carta esferica de una parte de la Costa del Peru

      Very rare large-format Spanish chart of the Pacific coastline of South America, focusing on the coastline of Peru; this belongs to a rare set of Spanish maps of the American colonies, drawn from the best available sources at the end of the 18th century, part of a larger initiative which included the first Spanish maritime atlas, and some of the finest sea charts of South America. The upper half of the map is dominated with a set of inset coastal profiles showing: Vista de la Costa inmediata a Truxillo, Vista de la Mesa de Da. Maria, Vista de la costa inmediata a Arica, Vista de la costa inmediata a Lima, Vista de la Isla de Sangallan y tierra inmediata, Vista de la Punta de la Nasca. Spain had been known for its policy of secrecy regarding cartographical knowledge, however at the end of the 18th century the reasoning started to change and the publication of maps was incentivized by the crown; the map in fact has the stamp of the Deposito Hidrografico, which held the charts Spanish pilots drafted during their surveying explorations. Pedro Manuel Gangoiti (1759 - 1830), a Spanish Basque artist, engraver, and librarian to the Duke of San Carlos, is responsible for the drawing of the map; the engraving itself is owed to the master engraver Fernando Selma (1752 - 1810), author of some of the plates that illustrate the Quijote de la Academia (1780) printed by Ibarra, before moving on to cartography, helping with the confection of the Atlas Maritimo, allegedly claiming that he rather serve those who navigate the oceans than to work for the enjoyment of frivolous people with luxurious plates. Juan de Langara (1736 - 1806), explorer, naval officer and Minister of Marine, presents the chart to the King; during his term as Minister, Langara commissioned several explorations and surveys in the Northwest coast of America, and the Pacific. Ossorio: Galería de artistas españoles del siglo XIX, p. 267.

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        Le Nuove Isole Ebridi e la Nuova Caledonia delineate sulle osservazioni del Cap. Cook

      Roma 1798 - - EDIZIONE ORIGINALE, COLORITURA COEVA - Importante e decorativa mappa tratta dal "Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni", edito a Roma dal 1792 fino al 1801, opera che la Calcografia Camerale commissionò al Cassini al fine di sostituire l’ormai obsoleto "Mercurio Geografico". Giovanni Maria Cassini, Chierico Regolare Somasco fu geografo e cartografo, ma anche intagliatore di architetture e prospettive - uno dei migliori discepoli di Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Cassini fu uno degli ultimi sferografi italiani del Settecento ed i suoi globi ebbero una notevole diffusione, come pure questo "Nuovo Atlante Geografico". Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, leggere bruniture, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. L'Atlante del Cassini fu ristampato dalla Calcografia Camerale nel primo quarto del XIX secolo, prima del 1839. Solo gli esemplari di prima edizione come questo sono stampati su carta vergata coeva e sono colorati a mano in epoca. Le tirature del XIX secolo sono già su carta meccanica, priva di vergelle, e generalmente in bianco e nero. - FIRST EDITION, CONTEMPORARY OUTLINE COLOUR - The Italian painter and engraver, Giovanni Maria Cassini, produced this map of New Hebrides and New Caledonia, with relief shown by hachures and Cook's voyage, as part of his epic three-volume atlas. Published in: Nuovo atlante geografico universale delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Roma, Calcografia camerale, 1792-1801. Cassini was geographer and cartographer but he was also good at engraving architectural items and perspectives – he was one of the best disciples Giovanni Battista Piranesi had. Moreover, Cassini was one of the last artists to engrave spheres in the XVIII century and his globes were quite famous and widespread, and realized the most important Italian Atlas of the XVIII century; his maps always bear a cartouche, extremely rich in colours and details. Copperplate with fine original hand colour, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. The Cassini's Atlas was reprinted by the Calcografia Camerale in the first quarter of XIXth century (before 1839). Only the first edition of the atlas is printed on contemporary laid paper, while the late issue are on XIXth century paper and often without colour. Dimensioni 364 500mm

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        La Corveta Atrevida entre Bancas de nieve la noche del 28 de Enero de 1794. estando en Latitud S. 52° 13' y Longitud 42° 7' Ocidental de Cadiz

      One of the few available works depicting the five-year scientific expedition of Spanish naval officer Allesandro Malaspina. In that exploration Malaspina and Jose de Bustamente commanded two frigates of approximately 118 feet in length, the Descubierta and the Atrevida and departed from Cadiz, Spain on July 30, 1789. The expedition sailed through the Pacific Ocean, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, crossing to Guam and the Philippines, and stopped in both New Zealand and Australia. The expedition carried aboard some of Spain's top scientists, as well as at least three artists: Brambila, Jose Guio, and Tomas de Suria. This intaglio plate shows the Atrevida among large ice flows. Map coordinates are based on a Prime Meridian in Cadiz, Spain but the the location is somewhere very near the Malvinas (Falkland Islands), and by the stated date of 1794 we know this was the second-to-last stop of the 62 month voyage. Last known sale of this engraving was in 1992 and no examples of the work are known for sale anywhere. Only two examples are found on the Internet, one at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. The area within the platemark on this engraving is identical to that example at 513 x 340 mm. Wide margins and heavy paper.

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        Lahnstein, Burg Lahneck Titel: Ansicht des Schlosses Lahneck - Vue du château de Lahneck

      Artaria [1798], Wien - original aquarellierte Umrißradierung von Johann ZIEGLER (1749-1812) nach Lorenz JANSCHA (1749-1812), 38 x 49 cm Aus: Collection De Cinquante Vûes Du Rhin ; les plus intéressantes et les pittoresques, depuis Spire jusqu' à Dusseldorf; Dessinées Sur Les Lieux Aprés Nature ; Fünzig malerische Ansichten des Rhein-Stromes von Speyer bis Düsseldorf Blatt Nr. 22 de 500 Grafik

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman

      London: Printed for J. Johnson; and G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798, 1798. First edition. Tinker 1081; NCBEL II, 1250 (Godwin) & 1256 (Wollstonecraft). Boards a bit stained and slightly worn; some light foxing; very good copy, in the original state, enclosed in a chamshell box.. 8vo, recent tan paper spine and printed paper label, original drab boards, untrimmed. Engraved frontis portrait by James Heath after the portrait by John Opie. Half-title, errata and leaf of publisher's advertisements for works by Wollstonecraft present. The first and only early biographical treatment of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), the author of the Vindication of the Rights of Woman, who died prematurely giving birth to her daughter Mary Godwin (later Shelley). Soon after her death, her husband William Godwin began composing this unconventional memoir, which would become recognized as an innovative work in the history of English biography.

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        A Treatise on Leases and Terms for Years

      London: A. Strahan, 1798. Very scarce Bacon title. This is not part of Bacon's New Abridgement of the Law, which underwent many printings in the mid 18th and early 19th century, but the first and only edition of a totally separate publication (although the subject matter was indeed included in Bacon's Abridgement). The Advertisement at the front indicates that this book was published separately not out of the greed of the the proprietors (Bacon et al), but to pre-empt a piracy in progress - "Alarmed at such an attempt upon a work in which they were so deeply interested, they endeavoured by remonstrances to prevail with the parties to relinquish their design; but these proving ineffectual, no other means were left them of asserting their claims, then by making a separate Publication of the Tract themselves". Full calf, [iv], 251p., [i], p.245-352, rear endpaper absent. Externally quite worn, with covers detached, spine about gone. Text block firm with no loosened pages other than the first few, which are detached. Pages have almost no foxing other than the title page, no chips, tears, markings. Internally very clean.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        An Outline of the History and Cure of Fever Endemic and Contagious

      Mundell & Son, Edinburgh 1798 - 396 pp., 8vo. Half-leather marbled hardcovers. First edition. "More expressly the contagious fever of jails, ships, and hospitals; the concentrated endemic, vulgarly the yellow fever of the West Indies. To which is added, an explanation of the principles of military discipline & economy; w/ a scheme of medical arranfment for armies." Slight scuffing, sunning, & edgewear to boards & spine; slight cocking to spine but binding very sturdy. Moderate soiling, discoloration, & some foxing to pds & eps; also w/ some sm pencil & pen writing to fpd & ffep. Tears to hinges. Some foxing throughout slightly wrinkled textblock. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Great Britain during the Reign of Queen Anne. With a Dissertation concerning the Danger of the Protestant Succession; And an Appendix, containing Original Papers.

      London: Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. 1798 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 4to, 215 x 177 mms., pp. iv, [vi] - xvii [xviii Errata], 674 [675 - 676 adverts], recently recased in quarter calf, morocco label, marbled boards; title-page soiled and creased, ex-library with handwritten library ownership on first page of text. The erratic pagination is a printing error. Thomas Somerville (1741 - 1830) began collecting materials for his historical works in 1782, and this volume was preceded by his History of Political Transactions and of Parties from the Restoration of King Charles II to the Death of King William III (1792). A native of Hawick, Roxburghshire, he received a honorary D. D. from St. Andrews in 1793 and was also elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was also the author of My Own Life and Times, first published in 1861, and an invaluable guide to intellectual and literary life in Edinburgh in the latter part of the 18th century. The Critical Review in January, 1789, reviewed it at length, noting that "the literati of North-Britain have acquired a distinguished rank [as historians." Quoting several passages, the review concludes, "The execution of this work will not diminish the reputation which the author had before acquired. It exhibits in disputable marks of great care and attention, and an eager desire of discovering the truth. It displays the requisites of impartiality and moderation, and a regard for that liberty which is consistent with regular government. The style is not free from Scoticisms and inaccuracies; but it is generally precise, and sometimes nervous and dignified, though it has not the splendor of the language of Gibbon or the elegance which adorns pages of Robertson." The Monthly Review noticed the work in 1800, concluding with a modified endorsement: "We have no hesitation in recommending him to the attention of the public, because we have found him intelligent and judicious in his political disquistions, accurate in his facts, and unprejudiced in his representations." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        En upptäckts-resa till Norra Stilla Hafvet, och kring jordklotet : att på Kongl. Engelsk befallning och omkostnad i synnerhet forska efter något segelbart sammanhang imellan Norra Stilla och Norra Atlantiske Hafven förrättad åhren 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795, under commando af Capitain George Vancouver. Ifrån engelskan i sammandrag utgifven af Anders Sparrman.

      Scarce Swedish edition of Vancouver's voyage account, being Anders Sparrman's abridgement of Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world (1798). Stockholm : Anders Zetterberg, 1800. Two parts in one volume, small octavo, contemporary half calf over speckled papered boards, spine ruled in gilt with title labels (one partially erased); speckled edges; pp [vi], 184; [viii], 192; 8 full-page engraved plates, all portraits after Webber (from Cook's third voyage) of indigenous subjects, including Van Diemen's Land (2), Friendly Islands (2), Oonalaska (2), and Prince William Sound (2); folding map of the North Pacific and the northwest coast of America drawn and engraved by Sparrman, based on a map published in 1781 (small loss at gutter); as in most copies, the series title page is not present; a fine copy. Sparrman had sailed with Vancouver on Cook's second voyage, and his abridged version in Swedish of Vancouver's voyage account includes some personal recollections of Vancouver (pp.3-4, part one). This edition also includes Sparrman's own account of the Patagonians (pp.166-192, part two) as well as the Pacific map drawn and engraved by himself. The selection of engraved plates after Webber is somewhat incongruous, as Vancouver did not make landfall in either Van Diemen's Land or the Friendly Islands (Tonga). He did, however, discover and name King George III Sound (present day Albany) on the southwest coast of Australia, so his account holds an important place in the context of Australian exploration. 'Vancouver ... had served earlier with both Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience, in addition he was a first class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60¼ in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego ... and other Spanish settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay.' (Hill, Pacific Voyages, 2004, p.623) Ferguson, 320a; Forbes, 325; Kroepelien, 1314; Du Rietz (Cook), 16 Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales)

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794

      first edition illustrated with 4 frontispices and 3 large folding maps at the end of volume 4 (excellent maps of the trip, China ...). Many tables at the end of volume 4, on trade, currency ... Bindings in full blanket porphyry blond contemporary. Smooth backs decorated with 2 different irons, roulettes at the site of the nerves and in tail. Title and tomato pieces in green morocco. Frieze framing on the boards. Head cap of Volume I partly wiped off. A blunt corner. Some traces of friction. Very nice copy. This voyage was assembled from the papers of Lord Macartney, and from the commanders and ambassadors of the voyage, by the secretary of Macartney, Sir George Staunton. Macartney was sent to China by order of King George III as an extraordinary embassy for the first time in order to establish commercial relations, to meet the Chinese elites and to report all possible observations on his voyage. He embarked at Portsmouth with three ships, The Lion, the Inspinetan, and the Jackal. Macartney crossed most of the country by stopping at Tianjin and Beijing. However, due to different customs, the embassy was a complete failure. For the Chinese, dipomatic relations could not be made on an equal footing, the ambassadors had to prostrate themselves before the emperor and lend him allegiance, which Macartney refused, since he could not accept any subordination of the king of France, England to the Emperor of China. The Chinese categorical rejection of commercial relations led to the beginnings of what would constitute the wars of opium and the fall of the Chinese empire. The book remains one of the best descriptions of the lands traversed by Macartney, offering precise information on the sciences, natural history, the aristocracy ... and will be eminently useful to the followers of Macartney. Chez Buisson A Paris 1798 - 1799 In-8 (12,5x19,5cm) (4) viij, 515pp. et (4) 412pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 326pp. 5 volumes reliés

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        Vade-mecum medicum, in duas partes divisum, ...Leiden, Abraham and Jan Honkoop, 1800. 12mo. Contemporary mottled boards.

      Cowen, America's pre-pharmacopoeial literature, pp. 21-22; STCN (1 copy); Founders online (letters to Tazewell from Washington and Jefferson); Wellcome V, p. 241; WorldCat (2 copies). Rare second edition of "the first general (as distinguished from hospital) 'pharmacopoeia' compiled by an American" (Cowen), first published at Paris in 1798. The first part of the book is a classification of diseases, and is taken word for word from the influential 1769 nosology by the Scottish physician William Cullen. The second part is a pharmacopoeia, divided into materia medica and composite medicines. The introduction notes that it is based on the author's notes made at the University of Edinburgh, the London pharmacopoeia and Joseph Townsend's The physicians' vade mecum (1794) (p. x). Between the two parts can be found a list translating the Latin names of the chemical preparations, "which not all readers will view as sufficiently legitimate" (p. 77) into the modern English and French nomenclature.William Tazewell (d. 1832) was an American physician who had studied in Edinburgh and in 1797-1800 was secretary to Elbridge Gerry in Paris. After returning to the United States, Tazewell set up a medical practice in Williamsburg and later moved to Virginia. In 1803 he presented copies of his Vade-mecum to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, the latter writing that "it has really brought the whole science of diseases & remedies within the shortest compass possible, and, not meddling with the details of the science himself, it presents exactly such a general view of every part of it, as [Jefferson] often wishes to take" (Cowen).With a small price in pen on the first flyleaf. Only some thumbing on the last 30 pages, otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed. Boards slightly worn and spine cracked, but still structurally sound.

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        Congressional Pugilists [caption title]

      (Philadelphia, 1798.), 1798. First edition, third state with the number "17" in the upper margin. See under Evans 33491; Reilly, American Political Prints, 1798-1. In fine condition.. Etching on wove paper, 19.5 x 25 cm, mounted on heavier paper. A caricature by an anonymous artist of a famous fight on the floor of the House of Representatives on February 15, 1798. It began when Federalist Representative from Connecticut, Roger Griswold, attacked the Republican from Vermont, Matthew Lyon, with a walking stick; Lyon retaliated with fireplace tongs. The story became an immediate sensation in the press and soon poems and other satires appeared lampooning the nonsense in Congress - "the assembly of Gladiators." Below the image are the verses: "He in a trice struck Lyon thrice / Upon his head, enrag'd sir, / Who seiz'd the tongs to ease his wrongs, / And Griswold thus engag'd, sir." The participants and onlookers are identified in the margins of the print, which also identifies the location as "Congress Hall, in Philada, Feb. 15, 1798. S.E. Cor 6th & Chestnut St."

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        KRIEGSSCHAUPLATZ DES MERCKWURDIGSTEN THEILS VON ODER = ITALIEN

      Italia settentrionale 1798 - Carta raffigurante il territorio della Repubblica Cisalpina. Interessante notare la mancanza della raffigurazione dell'appennino ligure. Stato non menzionato nella bibliografia di riferimento. Bibliografia: Davoli, Sanfelici, p. 22, n° 4 mm 463x584

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        The Works of Horatio Walpole Earl of Orford [ 8 Volumes ] [ with the Extra Volumes. Memoires of the Last Ten Years of the Reign of George the Second ]

      London: John Murray, 1798. Complete in 8 volumes. Books measure 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, xxiv, 577pp, 567pp,vii,[1],512pp, vii,[1],463,[2],pp, vi,675pp, 707pp, li,[3],536pp, xi,[3],536pp, 177 engraved plates, some folding. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, raised bands, gilt tooling. Calf rubbed, scuffed, some wear, with loss on edges, lacking 2 labels, boards on last 3 volumes have been damp at some time. Generally all bindings on good condition. Internally, some occasional spotting or browning, light staining and slight rippling of pages to the last 3 volumes. Internally pages and plates in good condition. Although the set is showing signs of wear, still an attractive set. . Quarto.

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        Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

      London: Printed for J. Johnson; and G.G. and J. Robinson, 1798. 8vo, recent tan paper spine and printed paper label, original drab boards, untrimmed. Engraved frontis portrait by James Heath after the portrait by John Opie. Half-title, errata and leaf of publisher's advertisements for works by Wollstonecraft present. The first and only early biographical treatment of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), the author of the Vindication of the Rights of Woman, who died prematurely giving birth to her daughter Mary Godwin (later Shelley). Soon after her death, her husband William Godwin began composing this unconventional memoir, which would become recognized as an innovative work in the history of English biography. Boards a bit stained and slightly worn; some light foxing; very good copy, in the original state, enclosed in a chamshell box.

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        L'oraison dominicale d'un habitant d'Unterwalde; suite de sept scènes de la Révolution helvétique.Basel, the author and Schoell et Cie, 1803. 4to (29.5 x 22 cm). With 8 brush etchings or aquatints, including the title page, mounted on green paper with letterpress captions, interleaved with tissue guards. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, black sheepskin spine-label, gilt edges.

      Boerma, "Vaterunser Parodien in den Niederlanden, in Bayern, in der Schweiz" in: Arbeitskreis Bild Druck Papier XIV, pp. 39-41; Brunet V, cols. 1020-1021; Füssli, Allgemeines Künstlerlexicon, II. Theil, p. 4054; WorldCat (2 copies). Rare edition with the French captions, of a print series "plunged in noble bile" (Füssli) on the misery of a peasant in the Helvetic Republic (1798-1803). This so-called Bauernvaterunser, a type of parody in which the miseries of peasants during war are placed opposite the Lord's Prayer, tells the story of a shepherd who loses his home and his son during the war. Living the life of a beggar together with his grandson, he watches his community being torn apart. The print series refers to the uprising of Unterwalden in 1798 against the Helvetic Republic. During the following punitive expedition, the French army killed 368 inhabitants, including numerous women and children. In the print series however, it is a local "traitor" who sets fire to the shepherd's cabin and whom the shepherd later encounters in the woods. Together with the final plate, which mentions that even the most enlightened and distinguished men were torn apart from their families, this indicates that the author viewed the conflict above all as a local strife that divided the community.Johann Martin Usteri (1763-1827) was a Swiss poet and artist, known for his satirical works. His print series on Unterwalden was simultaneously published in German, French and English in 1803 and as copper engravings in 1805 in Augsburg and London. Several parodies appeared in which the positive aspects of the Helvetic Republic were highlighted. With the binding worn at the extremities and front with two small holes near the spine. Endpapers somewhat browned and spotted and tissue guards with a few spots. Fore-edge margin of the title and final leaf soiled; a very good copy.

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        Voyage Pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoenicie, de la Palestine, et de la Basse Égypte.

      Paris De L'Imprimerie de la Republique -1800 1798 - First edition. Folio (52 x 35 cm.), original printed livraison cover as title, 8 pp. text, 180 engraved plates (28 double-page or folding), first plate with short marginal tear repaired, modern red morocco gilt, an excellent example. Magnificent large engravings of Palmyra and other important scenes from antiquity. Louis-François Cassas studied under artists from opposite ends of the 18th-century artistic spectrum, including Joseph-Marie Vien, a Neoclassical painter, and Rococo painters such as Jean-Baptiste Le Prince. In 1784 Cassas accompanied the Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier (1752-1817) to Constantinople, where the latter had been appointed ambassador, but remained only a few weeks. Cassas continued his travels, visiting Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, and Asia Minor. He drew ancient Middle Eastern sites, many of which had never before been recorded. With Choiseul's assistance these were later published. Most of the plates in this work illustrate views and monuments, although there are some splendid plates of processions showing costumes etc. Notably, whilst in Egypt Cassas drew the antiquities of Alexandria, the pyramids of Giza, and the mosques of Cairo. In Syria, Cassas made numerous drawings of Palmyra, providing a fine record of the city. Originally projected to contain some 300 plates, the work was never finished, hence the erratic numbering of the engravings. Atabey II, 201; Blackmer 295; Cohen-de-Ricci 204-205; Tobler p134; Roehricht 1498. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'oraison dominicale d'un habitant d'Unterwalde; suite de sept scènes de la Révolution helvétique.Basel, the author and Schoell et Cie, 1803. 4to (29.5 x 22 cm). With 8 brush etchings or aquatints, including the title page, mounted on green paper with letterpress captions, interleaved with tissue guards. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, black sheepskin spine-label, gilt edges.

      Boerma, "Vaterunser Parodien in den Niederlanden, in Bayern, in der Schweiz" in: Arbeitskreis Bild Druck Papier XIV, pp. 39-41; Brunet V, cols. 1020-1021; Füssli, Allgemeines Künstlerlexicon, II. Theil, p. 4054; WorldCat (2 copies). Rare edition with the French captions, of a print series "plunged in noble bile" (Füssli) on the misery of a peasant in the Helvetic Republic (1798-1803). This so-called Bauernvaterunser , a type of parody in which the miseries of peasants during war are placed opposite the Lord's Prayer, tells the story of a shepherd who loses his home and his son during the war. Living the life of a beggar together with his grandson, he watches his community being torn apart. The print series refers to the uprising of Unterwalden in 1798 against the Helvetic Republic. During the following punitive expedition, the French army killed 368 inhabitants, including numerous women and children. In the print series however, it is a local "traitor" who sets fire to the shepherd's cabin and whom the shepherd later encounters in the woods. Together with the final plate, which mentions that even the most enlightened and distinguished men were torn apart from their families, this indicates that the author viewed the conflict above all as a local strife that divided the community.Johann Martin Usteri (1763-1827) was a Swiss poet and artist, known for his satirical works. His print series on Unterwalden was simultaneously published in German, French and English in 1803 and as copper engravings in 1805 in Augsburg and London. Several parodies appeared in which the positive aspects of the Helvetic Republic were highlighted. With the binding worn at the extremities and front with two small holes near the spine. Endpapers somewhat browned and spotted and tissue guards with a few spots. Fore-edge margin of the title and final leaf soiled; a very good copy.

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        Collection de differéntes espèces de serres chaudes, pour forcer des ananas, des arbres fruitiers, et pour préserver des plantes exotiques délicates; calculée pour l'usage des amateurs et celui des étudians de la botanique et du jardinage. Traduit de l'Anglois.Paris; London, [R. Ackermann]; (Leipzig, F.G. Baumgärtner), [1798]. Oblong folio. With plans and views of garden hothouse architecture on 24 full-page aquatints. Original paper wrappers.

      Plesch, p. 383 (aquatint); WorldCat (3 copies). Cf. Lindley library, p. 375 & Online Cat. (English ed.). Not in Springer; Henrey. First and only edition of the simultaneously published French translation of a popular model book on the garden architecture of greenhouses, published in English as 'A collection of various forms of stoves' (London, 1798). This edition is known with two different imprints: London, Ackermann, and ours from "London and Paris" but, apparently published at Leipzig, by F.G. Baumgärtner, according to the pasted title-label on the wrappers.Text pages slightly browned and foxed. Frayed edges. Binding rubbed and strengthened at spine. Good large-paper copy with wide margins, uncut, of a model book on greenhouses.

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        Lichenographiae Svecicae Prodromus.

      Lincopiae (Linkoping), D. G. Björn, 1798, - in-8, pp. (4), XXIV, 264, 2 tavole a colori ripiegate f.t. Leg. in m. tela verde, titolo in oro al dorso. Frontespizio con vignetta a colori. Acharius fu allievo di Linneo e fondatore degli studi scientifici sui licheni. Non comune. Buon esemplare. Pritzel, 8. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor. . . with 13 folding plates of clothing patterns.

      London: J. Walter, 1798. Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor. . . With 13 Engraved Plates of Clothing Patterns Instructions for cutting out apparel for the poor; principally intended for the assistance of the patronesses of Sunday schools, and other charitable institutions. . . . 8vo. xii, 85 [7]pp. 13 folding engraved plates of clothing patterns. London: J. Walter, 1789 [imprint lined out, with ms. correction below: Sold at the Parliament Office / Old Palace Yard]. Gilt-ruled calf c. 1789, a little rubbed, rebacked, endpapers renewed. Title-leaf silked, some edges of plates a trifle soiled and frayed, insignificant foxing and dampstaining. Very good copy. First Edition. This very rare work on methods and costs of producing affordable clothing for poor children, addressed to "Patronesses of Sunday Schools," is one of the products of the Sunday school movement, which spread rapidly throughout Britain after the philanthropist Robert Raikes (1736-1811) established the first Sunday school in Gloucester in 1783. The book describes the charitable program established at Hertingfordbury in the county of Hertfordshire, involving the town's two Sunday schools and two day schools or "Schools of Industry." In order to encourage the poor to send their children to the Sunday schools, a small portion of the charitably supported Sunday School Fund was used to purchase the raw materials (cloth, yarn, ribbon, sewing and knitting needles, etc.) for various items of clothing; these were then transformed into finished goods by the female students at the School of Industry, and offered for sale to the families of Sunday school students at a reduced price. The system was supposed to provide clothing for Sunday school students at about half of what it would ordinarily cost, plus provide the girls at the School of Industry with the training necessary to become "good servants, and useful mothers to families of their own." Quantities, types and prices of a great number of materials and finished goods are given, plus instructions and actual patterns for making various types of clothing. Very rare in commerce: When we checked OCLC cited six copies in North American libraries (ICU, MH-BA, NBuG, ICN, CaOHM, DSI). Kress B.1634. Goldsmiths 13970.

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        Collection de differéntes espèces de serres chaudes, pour forcer des ananas, des arbres fruitiers, et pour préserver des plantes exotiques délicates; calculée pour l'usage des amateurs et celui des étudians de la botanique et du jardinage. Traduit de l'Anglois.Paris; London, [R. Ackermann]; (Leipzig, F.G. Baumgärtner), [1798]. Oblong folio. With plans and views of garden hothouse architecture on 24 full-page aquatints. Original paper wrappers.

      Plesch, p. 383 (aquatint); WorldCat (3 copies). Cf. Lindley library, p. 375 & Online Cat. (English ed.). Not in Springer; Henrey. First and only edition of the simultaneously published French translation of a popular model book on the garden architecture of greenhouses, published in English as 'A collection of various forms of stoves' (London, 1798). This edition is known with two different imprints: London, Ackermann, and ours from "London and Paris" but, apparently published at Leipzig, by F.G. Baumgärtner, according to the pasted title-label on the wrappers.Text pages slightly browned and foxed. Frayed edges. Binding rubbed and strengthened at spine. Good large-paper copy with wide margins, uncut, of a model book on greenhouses.

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        The Noble Slaves. Being an Entertaining History of the Surprising Adventures, and Remarkable Deliverances, from Algerine Slavery, of Several Spanish Noblemen and Ladies of Quality

      George Bunce, New-Haven 1798 - Second American edition. iv, [5]-216 pp. 12mo. The second American edition of this tale of the horrors of slavery when experienced by white Christians, by the moralizing author Penelope Aubin (ca.1679-1738?), first published in London in 1722 as The Noble Slaves: Or the Lives and Adventures of Two Lords and Two Ladies. This New Haven edition is preceded by the Danbury, Connecticut, edition of 1797. ESTC W19009 (4 copies) Rebound in half calf and marbled boards, black morocco lettering piece. Front free endpaper damaged with loss along fore-edge, corners of title-page creased with loss at lower corner, text toned and stained

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        Three fortification plans]. [Raamsdonk], 1798. 3 manuscript fortification plans (measuring (ad 1) 58 x 93 cm, (ad 2) 24.5 x 24.5 cm (ad 3) 29.5 x 37 cm) on paper. All signed: T.P. van Gennep, 1798; and one: Raamsdonk, 29 January 1798.

      - Collection of three fortification plans by T.P. van Gennep, including: (ad 1) a large and detailed plan of the fortifications of Neuf-Brisach (Alsace), executed in red and black ink, with light blue and red watercolour and decorated initials in red. With extensive 'Verklaring' (explanation) of the drawing-method of the profiles and the polygons.(Ad 2:) The second plan with the title "methode van Pagan middle roiaal" is a fortification plan after a design by Blaise Pagan (1604-1665), a famous French fortification engineer, in black ink.(Ad 3:) The third plan is a design of a similar fortification as the second plan, in black ink and light grey, brown and red watercolour.Plans slightly worn near the edges and minor wormholes in the large plan. In good condition.

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        Collection de differéntes espèces de serres chaudes, pour forcer des ananas, des arbres fruitiers, et pour préserver des plantes exotiques délicates; calculée pour l'usage des amateurs et celui des étudians de la botanique et du jardinage. Traduit de l'Anglois.Paris; London, [R. Ackermann]; (Leipzig, F.G. Baumgärtner), [1798]. Oblong folio. With plans and views of garden hothouse architecture on 24 full-page aquatints. Original paper wrappers.

      - Plesch, p. 383 (aquatint); WorldCat (3 copies). Cf. Lindley library, p. 375 & Online Cat. (English ed.). Not in Springer; Henrey. First and only edition of the simultaneously published French translation of a popular model book on the garden architecture of greenhouses, published in English as 'A collection of various forms of stoves' (London, 1798). This edition is known with two different imprints: London, Ackermann, and ours from "London and Paris" but, apparently published at Leipzig, by F.G. Baumgärtner, according to the pasted title-label on the wrappers.Text pages slightly browned and foxed. Frayed edges. Binding rubbed and strengthened at spine. Good large-paper copy with wide margins, uncut, of a model book on greenhouses. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Romans et contes

      Nouvelle édition, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice et de 3 figures de Defraine gravés par Dainbram à encadrements.bindings en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. spine lisses ornés de 4 fleurons, de filets. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Frottements en spine-ends, coins et mors. Bel exemplaire. Chez Bleuet jeune à Paris 1798 AN VI in-16 (8x13cm) 12, 27, 13-235p. (3) et (2) 201pp. (3) 2 volumes reliés

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        Histoire naturelle, génerale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition, accompagnée de notes et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le premier texte, à la place qui leur convient. L'on y a ajouté l'histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes et des oiseaux découverts depuis la mort de Buffon, celle des reptiles, des poissons, des insectes et des vers; enfin, l'histoire des plantes, dont se grand naturaliste n'a pas eu le tems de s'occuper. Ouvrage formant un cours complet d'Histoire naturelle. (In 127 volumes - complete).

      Paris, Dufart, An VII (1798 or 1799) - XIII (1804 or 1805). In 127 volumes. 8vo (19 x 12 cm. Text and 1,122 (or 1,123, or 1153 - for counting see below) engraved plates, the sections on reptiles and molluscs finely hand-coloured, two portraits, eight maps, 21 folded tables and chart. Uniform full tree calf rich gilt spines, Gilt titles on two red morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all sides marbled.l A remarkable, complete set of one of the best illustrated and most scientifically important editions (because of its many new discoveries, including descriptions of new species) of the famous "Comte de Buffon" natural history series, in fine condition. It is especially important because of the herpetological section by Daudin, and the Mollusca by Denys de Montfort. These two parts are in the rare, original hand-coloured version. The Daudin has 100 coloured or tinted engraved plates and the Denys de Montfort has 72 coloured or tinted engraved plates. The birds (Oiseaux) and fish (Poissons) were done by Sonnini himself, the insects (Crustacés et Insectes) by Latreille, and the plants (Plantes) by Brisseau-Mirbel - all important contributions to this enormous project. The set is divided as follows. 1-3. Terre 1-3, 5 plates (plus one portrait); 4. Epoques 1, 3 plates; 5-7. Histoire des minéraux 1-3, 16 plates; 8-16. Mineraux 1-9, 3 plates; 17. Animaux 1, 7 plates; 18-21. Homme 1-4, 13 plates; 22-34 Quadrupèdes 1-13, 231 plates (however, in volume 32 there two "plates" on one leaf. If both are counted separately, then the total number should be 1,123]; 35-36, Singes 1-2, 79 plates; 37-64. Oiseaux 1-28, 257 plates (I-CCLVI, XLIIIbis); 65-77. Poissons 1-13, 80 plates (LXXVII, I-IIIbis, plus one portrait); 78. Cetacés "14", 5 plates; 79-86. Reptiles 1-8, 100 plates; 87-92. Mollusques 1-6, 72 plates; 93-106. Insectes 1-14, 113 plates (I-CXIII, XCVIIbis); 107-124. Plantes 1-18, 151 plates (XVI used twice); 125-127. Tables. With a total of 1,122 plates, two portraits, eight maps, 21 folded tables and charts, and numerous tables in the text. The entire set is complete in a contemporary uniform binding, but one volume in the bird section ("Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux") was bound recently, with a few labels renewed, and matching the original very well. Apart from some small defects and bumps to the bindings, a few volumes with some marginal worm traces (not effecting text), the set looks quite spectacular as a whole and is in very good condition. None of the bibliographies dares to name the number of plates, except Nissen, which lists 1,100 plates and six maps. This, however, is obviously incorrect and looking back in our records the number of plates varies from 1118 to 1143 plates, but it is not always clear with respect to the separately mentioned maps, portraits and/or folding tables. If we count the portraits and large, folded maps/charts too, our total is 1,153; the highest number on record. Some scuffing and rubbing to spines and boards, some volumes with small bumps and chips, three volumes ("Mineraux" section) with a few tiny wormholes to spine. Some scattered light stains or soiling, but never in the image area of the plates. Overall, a wonderful set in very good condition, in a very attractive binding and super complete state. Anker, 80; Cat. BM(NH), p. 281; Brunet, 1377; Nissen, ZBI, 682; Wood, p. 268.

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        Histoire naturelle générale et particulière, par Leclerc de Buffon; nouvelle edition accompagnée de notes, et dans laquelle les supplémens sont insérés dans le premier texte, à la place qui leur convient. Ouvrage formant un cours complet d'histoire naturelle; redige par C. S. Sonnini, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes. Tomes Mineraux 1-16. [Théorie de la terre 1-3; Epoques de la nature; Introduction a l'histoire des minéraux 1-3; Mineraux 1-9]

      Paris, Dufart, An VIII (1798) - X (1800). 16 parts in 16. 8vo (19.5 x 12.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, 7,156 pp., nine engraved plates, four folded maps. Contemporary uniform full tree calf. Boards with gilt ornamented borders and gilt dentelles. Rich gilt spines, gilt titles on two (red and black) morocco labels, marbled flyleaves, all edges speckled red on yellow.l The complete history of the earth and mineralogy of this famous work, which covers volumes 1-16 of the "Suite de Buffon", edited by Charles Nicolas Sigisbert Sonnini de Manoncourt (1751-1812). This part was also written by Sonnini. With a portrait of Buffon as frontispiece to the first volume. Possibly missing the 16 engraved plates with scientific instruments seen in another copy of volume 5. A few parts partly toned, a few boards slightly abraded, but the spines intact. In all, a very good, unmarked set in an attractive Louis XVI binding. Junk Rara, p. 30; Nissen ZBI, 682; Ward & Carozzi, 385.

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        Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie fait dans les années 1 EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Paris: Chez Buisson, 1798. Fine. Chez Buisson, A Paris 1798 - 1799, In-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) viij, 515pp. et (4) 412pp. et (4) 399pp. et (4) 326pp. et (4) ij, 402pp. ; (2) 30Pl., 5 volumes reliés. - First edition of the first 4 volumes published in 1798, and the fifth volume in supplement containing a precise account of the history of China and the trip to China and Tartary of Huttner, as well as of the 32-sheet atlas, which also appears for the first time. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale des 4 premiers volumes parus en 1798, et du 5e volume de 1799 en supplément contenant un précis de l'histoire de la Chine et le voyage en chine et en Tartarie de Huttner, ainsi que de l'atlas de 32 planches (moeurs chinoises, pieds des femmes chinoises, costumes, architecture...) et qui paraît également pour la première fois dans la seconde édition. Les 4 premiers volumes contiennent 4 frontispices et 3 grandes cartes dépliantes en fin du tome 4 (excellentes cartes du voyage, de la Chine...). Nombreux tableaux en fin du volume 4, sur le commerce, la monnaie... 39 planches dont 4 frontispices, 4 cartes. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés de 2 types de fers caissonnés et de roulettes. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Dentelle d'encadrement sur les plats. Coiffes de tête des tome I et 4 arrachées. Une partie de la coiffe de tête du tome 2 arrachée. Coiffes de queue des tomes 1 et 2 élimées. Mors supérieur du tome 1 fendu. 2 trous de vers le long du mors inférieur du tome 5. Les 4 premiers volumes frottés. Mors supérieur du tome 4 ouvert en queue. Epidermures sur le dos du tome 2. Le tome 5, bien que très proche des 4 premiers est très sensiblement différent (typographie différente pour la pièce de titre, fers semblables), et ne semble pas avoir connu le même relieur, mais un meilleur relieur. Les planches 33 et 34 ont été reliés dans le texte du volume 5. Ex libris gravé aux armes : Bibliothèque du château de Menneval. Ce voyage fut assemblé d'après les papiers de Lord Macartney ainsi que des commandants et des ambassadeurs du voyage par le secrétaire de Macartney, sir George Staunton. Macartney fut envoyé en Chine sur ordre du roi george III en ambassade extraordinaire pour la première fois dans le but d'établir des relations commerciales, de rencontrer les élites chinoises et de rapporter de son voyage toutes les observations possibles. Il embarqua à Portsmouth avec trois navires, Le lion, l'Indostan et le Chacal. Macartney traversa en grande partie le pays en s'arrêtant à Tianjin et Pekin. Cependant, en raison de coutumes différentes, l'ambassade fut un échec complet. Pour les Chinois, les relations dipomatiques ne pouvaient se faire sur un pied d'égalité, les ambassadeurs devaients se prosterner devant l'empereur et lui prêter allégeance, ce que Macartney refusa, celui-ci ne pouvant accepter une quelconque subordination du roi d'Angleterre à l'empereur de Chine. Le rejet catégorique chinois des relations commerciales entraînèrent les prémices de ce qui constituera les guerres de l'opium et la chute de l'empire chinois.  L'ouvrage demeure une des meilleures descriptions des contrées traversées par Macartney, offrant des informations précises sur les sciences, l'histoire naturelle, l'aristocratie... et sera eminemment utile aux suiveurs de Macartney.  

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        L'oraison dominicale d'un habitant d'Unterwalde; suite de sept scènes de la Révolution helvétique.Basel, the author and Schoell et Cie, 1803. 4to (29.5 x 22 cm). With 8 brush etchings or aquatints, including the title page, mounted on green paper with letterpress captions, interleaved with tissue guards. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, black sheepskin spine-label, gilt edges.

      - Boerma, "Vaterunser Parodien in den Niederlanden, in Bayern, in der Schweiz" in: Arbeitskreis Bild Druck Papier XIV, pp. 39-41; Brunet V, cols. 1020-1021; Füssli, Allgemeines Künstlerlexicon, II. Theil, p. 4054; WorldCat (2 copies). Rare edition with the French captions, of a print series "plunged in noble bile" (Füssli) on the misery of a peasant in the Helvetic Republic (1798-1803). This so-called Bauernvaterunser, a type of parody in which the miseries of peasants during war are placed opposite the Lord's Prayer, tells the story of a shepherd who loses his home and his son during the war. Living the life of a beggar together with his grandson, he watches his community being torn apart. The print series refers to the uprising of Unterwalden in 1798 against the Helvetic Republic. During the following punitive expedition, the French army killed 368 inhabitants, including numerous women and children. In the print series however, it is a local "traitor" who sets fire to the shepherd's cabin and whom the shepherd later encounters in the woods. Together with the final plate, which mentions that even the most enlightened and distinguished men were torn apart from their families, this indicates that the author viewed the conflict above all as a local strife that divided the community.Johann Martin Usteri (1763-1827) was a Swiss poet and artist, known for his satirical works. His print series on Unterwalden was simultaneously published in German, French and English in 1803 and as copper engravings in 1805 in Augsburg and London. Several parodies appeared in which the positive aspects of the Helvetic Republic were highlighted. With the binding worn at the extremities and front with two small holes near the spine. Endpapers somewhat browned and spotted and tissue guards with a few spots. Fore-edge margin of the title and final leaf soiled; a very good copy.

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